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Treating Traumatic Stress: Considerations with Older Adults

Treating Traumatic Stress: Considerations with Older Adults


Location: The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

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From: January 5, 2018 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Lori Daniels, Ph.D., LCSW

Details: Baby-boomers are now aging into the geriatric category and health care providers are challenged to meet the demand more than ever in history over the next 30 years. Within the aging baby-boomer group is the sub-set of aging veterans from the Vietnam War, many of whom are diagnosed with PTSD. Meanwhile, a vast majority of traumatic stress treatment has emerged in the past 30 years based upon younger adults, including evidenced-based practices for PTSD. This presentation attempts to bridge the gap between the aging trauma survivor and current PTSD therapies, discussing client-centered interventions that focus on grief & PTSD, as well as interventions used within the gerontology field.


  1. Participants will be able to state the current trend of aging in the US, and specific needs of older adult survivors
  2. Attendees will be able to list at least 1 type of intervention for PTSD that also is geared toward aging adults
  3. Participants will be able to state how grief, loss, aging, and PTSD are related to one another when working with aging trauma survivors

Cost: Free!

Parking: Ample on-street parking is available at or near the 2100 Building

Lunch Options:

  • Fare Start @ 2100 Café – near the entrance to the 2100 Building
  • Borracchini’s Bakery – 2307 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Burger King – 2021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • McDonald’s – 2336 25th Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Wendy’s – 2543 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • QFC – 2711 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Toshio’s Teriyaki – 1706 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 98144

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.